Tigers Sting The Rays In Game 2
The Tiger’s bats came to life, Friday evening, putting the board at 13-4 in game two of a four game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Detroit was the first to score, when Kinsler homered to left-field off from Erasmo Ramirez, in the bottom of the 1st inning, 1-0. Tampa Bay got on the board in the 3rd when Peter Bourjos crossed the plate.
The 4th saw action from both dug-outs with Morrison scoring a run for the Rays and Alex Avila shooting a homer to left-field. Upton then doubled to deep center, bringing Cabrera home. Castellanos continued the slug-fest by hitting a double to left, bringing J.D. Martinez and Upton home. Finally, McCann hit a sacrifice fly to right-field bringing in Castellanos. The Tigers closed the inning at 6-2.
The Tiger bats remained hot in the 5th with Upton striking a single into left-field, bringing Avila and Cabrera home and raising the score to 8-2. Tampa Bay decided that a pitching change could cure the heat, bringing Austin Pruitt in to relieve Ramirez. Detroit responded with J.D. Martinez and Upton scoring on an error by shortstop Tim Beckham and McCann scoring on a single by Iglesias. The inning closed at 11-2.
The scoring frenzy continued in the 6th when Castellanos tripled to deep right, bringing J.D. Martinez and Upton, in a Déjà vu moment, across the plate once again, pushing the board to 13-2.
The Rays managed to score off from Norris in the 7th, prompting the Tigers to bring a fresh arm to the mound, with Warwick Saupold entering the game at 13-3.
The Tampa Bay Rays were unable to rally, scoring only 1 run in the 9th and the Tigers ended the game with a 13-3 win.
The two teams face each other Saturday afternoon in game 3 of the four game series. Coverage begins at 3:45 PM on 95.3 WBCK.